Princess Anna Macedonia BYZANTIUM
- Born: 13 Mar 963, Constantinople, Byzantium, Turkey
- Married: Abt 988-989, Kherson, Kherson, Ukraine, Russia
- Died: 1011
Other names for Anna were Anne and BYZANTIUM Princess.
Ancestral File Number: 9QZD-W4. User ID: 605111963.
Princess of BYZANTIUM.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p83: "348M Anne, (D of 332, M of 360); married 349R Vladmir, Grand Duke of Kiev, and later Czar of Russia, (S of 334, F of 360); was grand Duke of Kiev, and ascended the throne in 962; conquered Red Russia from the Poles; exacted tribute from neighboring tribes; seized Cherson from the Empire; Christianized Russia; as his fifth wife he married Anne of Macedonia; died in 1025."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2907, Vladimir I: "...His baptism, in 988 or 989, was followed by his marriage to Anna, sister of the Byzantine Emperor Basil II. After the wedding he returned Kherson (in Crimea) to Byzantium..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol II, p748, Basil II Bulgaroctonus: "...[Basil II's] authority was challenged by two generals who coveted the position of senior emperor. Both related to emperors, they belonged to powerful landed families and commanded outside support from Georgia and from the Caliph in Baghdad. After a prolonged struggle both were defeated by 989, though only with the help of Russians under Vladimir of Kiev, who was rewarded by the hand of Basil's sister Anna on condition that the Kievian state adopted Christianity. Certain Russian soldiers remained in Basil's service, forming the famous imperial Varangian guard..."
Micropaedia, Vol X, p477, Vladimir I Saint: "...With insurrections troubling Byzantium, the Emperor Basil II (976-1025) sought military aid from Vladimir, who agreed, in exchange for Basil's sister Anne in marriage. A pact was reached Abt 987, when Vladimir also consented to the condition that he become a Christian. Having undergone baptism, assuming the Christian patronal name Basil, he stormed the Byzantine area of Chersonesus (modern Korsun, Ukraine) to eliminate Constantinople's final reluctance...A marriage, following the death of Anne (1011), affiliated Vladimir with the Holy Roman Emperors of the German Ottonian Dynasty..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 9QZD-W4 Anna Princess of the BYZANTINE EMPIRE Born 13 Mar 963 Constantinople Constantinople Turkey Mar 988/989 Kherson Kherson Ukraine Vladimir I "The Great" Grand Duke of KIEV (AFN:9570-P0) Mother of Dobronegra Mariya Vladimirovna Princess of KIEV (AFN:6TKK-TB).
Anna married Grand Duke Saint Vladimir Sviatoslawitz KIEV, I, son of Grand Duke Svyatoslav KIEV, I and Grand Duchess Malusha Lubech KIEV, about 988-989 in Kherson, Kherson, Ukraine, Russia. (Grand Duke Saint Vladimir Sviatoslawitz KIEV, I was born about 960 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, christened about 987-989, died on 15 Jul 1015 in Berestova, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia and was buried in Church, Tithes, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine.)